News National Top Stories: Saturday, December 12

Top Stories: Saturday, December 12

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aussietouristDanger zones: places Aussie travellers should fear to tread

The deaths of two surfers in Mexico highlights the perils of venturing into uncertain territory. These cities are among the riskiest more

VALLETTA, MALTA - NOVEMBER 27: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy Turnbull arrive for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on November 27, 2015 near Valletta, Malta. The biennial summit meeting of Commonwealth nations is attended by Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, along with The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. (Photo by Toby Melville - Pool /Getty Images)

The moment that triggered Lucy Turnbull’s crisis of faith

She was so appalled by what a priest said that she walked away from her church. She didn’t return for more than 20 years Read more

pellCardinal George Pell ‘too sick’ to ‘face the music’ at royal commission

Abuse victims are furious over cardinal’s decision to remain in Rome, with his doctors saying he should not travel Read more

ben-affleck-tattoo-edmBen Affleck reveals his massive back tattoo – and it’s real

The actor makes a big statement with ink, plus Santa’s stylish makeover and the mystery teen who caught Justin Bieber’s attention Read more

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Tony Abbott makes his final statement to the media as Prime Minister at Parliament House on September 15, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Tony Abbott lost the Liberal leadership ballot last night, defeated by Malcolm Turnbull 54-44. Malcolm Turnbull will now become the 29th Prime Minister of Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Abbott’s attempt to ‘do a Rudd’ could leave him looking like Mark Latham

ANALYSIS: Former PM’s humiliating squawking, plans to displace Bronwyn Bishop and Joe Hockey’s moment of honesty Read more

A supplied image obtained Friday, Dec.11, 2015 of the Co-Founders of Sydney technology company Atlassian Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes. Aussie tech darling Atlassian has smashed its debut on the US Nasdaq market, with its stock soaring by 32 per cent, valuing the company at $A8 billion and making its co-founders overnight billionaires. (AAP Image/Howorth) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

$27.75 million per hour. Now that’s not bad for a day’s work

n their faded jeans, T-shirts and bare feet, Australia’s youngest billionaires may not look rich, but they’ve just made a bundle Read more

UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: ROYAL ALBERT HALL Photo of Frank SINATRA, performing live onstage, waving, with audience behind. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

How Frank Sinatra’s love affair with Australia came to an abrupt end

It was a national scandal. The legendary singer’s hotel was surrounded, an apology demanded. It took Bob Hawke to save the day Read more

vogueTendulkar, Bradman and … Voges? Let’s not get too excited

Any runs are good runs, but commentators should take a breath. A double-hundred against the West Indies comes with an asterisk Read more


The high-speed cereal chase and the burglar-eating alligator

The high-speed cereal chase, burglar-eating crocodile and Santa’s death in this week’s strangest stories. Read more

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